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Save the Date: Rare Disease Day

An infographic featuring the date of Rare Disease Day

Rare Disease Day (RDD) is an annual NIH event, co-sponsored by NIH’s National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences (NCATS) and the Clinical Center. This year, the hybrid event will take place on Tuesday, Feb. 28 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET in the Natcher Conference Center and will be livestreamed and archived on

RDD aims to raise awareness about rare diseases, the people they affect and NIH research collaborations that address scientific challenges and advance research for new treatments. The event features patients, patient advocates, health care providers, researchers, trainees, students, industry representatives and government employees. 

For more information, including the agenda and a link to register for the event, see:

The NIH Record

The NIH Record, founded in 1949, is the biweekly newsletter for employees of the National Institutes of Health.

Published 25 times each year, it comes out on payday Fridays.

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